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1b William Pickering Drive | North Shore City, Albany, New Zealand
+64 9-915 5495
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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

African Theme and Decor was reasonably good. It definately seems more like a pub with food than a restaurant. Having an african theme you would hope the food would have tied in and showcased what Africa had to offer. Plenty of parking and easy to find. We ordered some drinks and nibbles to start off and the plate of nibbles... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

The decor is really good & really spacious inside. We weren't sure whether we ordered at the bar or there was table service so finally after no one took our order we asked at the bar. The food was really nice & u won't leave hungry from here. We live in Sydney but when we are back in Auckland we... More 

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Thank Ursula D
Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2015

Great place with a good vibe, but the food all had this almost 'old oil' taste to it. Well presented and the staff was friendly. This could be a winner...just need work on the food!

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Thank KiwiMonaLisa
Auckland, New Zealand
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164 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2015

Visited there for a family birthday with a bit of trepidation as on the previous visit, food was not up to standard and service was poor. However, management has upped their game and the food was all good (shanks, chicken and ribs, riblets, sharing platter, sirloin steak) and the meals all arrived at about the same time. Even table service... More 

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Thank Warwick H
Rotorua, New Zealand
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2014 via mobile

I went there tonight with my brother and dad, first time experience and it was amazing. The menu had many choices, the food was cooked perfectly, and the portions were a really generous size. The service was lovely, and the atmosphere was great. I will deffiently be back whenever im in Auckland and want a place to eat. Highly reccomended.

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Thank peacelovehappinessx
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014 via mobile

Love the staff there. They are very friendly and welcoming. Good atmosphere and amazing food. Always keep going back and leaving with a smile. Highly recommended

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Thank Taz O
Auckland, New Zealand
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164 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

We gathered at Africa for a family birthday celebration and the waiter asked if he should take orders as in a restaurant or whether we wanted to order in groups from the bar ... the latter seemed like a good idea as it saves bill splitting later and we duly did this. Sadly, the menu had just been updated and... More 

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Thank Warwick H
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014

Took our family of 2 adults and 2 kids to Africa. Very attentive and friendly staff, best choice on draught beer I've seen in NZ, including 2 specific to this pub. Food was delicious and excellent value for money, much more than we could manage and doggy bag much appreciated. Fast and efficient service despite large party in. Felt very... More 

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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105 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2014

Nice sitting outside areas, especially in Summer. They currently offer a $5 basket for lunch between 12 and 2.30pm. This consists of a selection of burgers or chicken nuggets / fish bites and fries. Staff friendly enough, large interior although slightly dark for my liking. Popular also for people who enjoy playing slot machines.

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Thank hemikiwi
Auckland, New Zealand
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164 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2014

Good pub food and although service is sometimes hit and miss, we gravitate back there with friends and family for special occasions and enjoy their burgers, steaks and sides. There was a live DJ in action and he seemed oblivious to the audience he was playing to. If you get people up and dancing, try to play similar the next... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, International
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1b William Pickering Drive | North Shore City, Albany, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +64 9-915 5495

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?